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Everything you should know about the Kajal Aggarwal wedding

Actor Kajal Aggarwal tied the knot with entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu on October 30.

Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2020 7:55:24 pm
Kajal AggarwalKajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu got married in Mumbai. (Photos: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram and Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Actor Kajal Aggarwal tied the knot with entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu on October 30 in Mumbai.

Kajal and Gautam kept their wedding festivities an intimate affair due to the coronavirus pandemic. In one of her recent Instagram posts, the actor wrote, “Planning a wedding entails so many moving parts and added to that the pandemic definitely was a challenge. However we strictly followed covid protocols which meant we had to have a very small wedding, got all our guests tested and created a bubble for everyone who was a part of our celebration. We are very grateful for all our loved ones that were able to attend and those who joined virtually from afar were terribly missed and we hope to see you all soon.”

kajal gautam wedding day Kajal Aggarwal tied the knot with Gautam Kitchlu on October 30 in Mumbai. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Here’s everything that you should know about Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu’s marriage:

Wedding ceremony

Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu’s wedding ceremony was held on the evening of October 30 in Mumbai. The sangeet ceremony was also held on the same day.

After the wedding, Kajal took to Instagram to talk about her marriage. Sharing photos from the wedding, she wrote, “And just like that, from ms to mrs! I married my confidante, companion, best friend and soulmate. So glad I found all of this and my home in you @kitchlug #kajgautkitched”

kajal gautam wedding unseen photos Gautam Kitchlu is an entrepreneur. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Speaking about organising the wedding in the times of coronavirus, Kajal shared with Vogue, “There was no going out physically—everything was done over WhatsApp and Zoom calls. The designers—Anita Dongre, Anamika Khanna, Varun Bahl, Falguni Shane Peacock—were so supportive. They sent me swatches at the nascent stages, shipped my outfit home for fittings, and made everything so seamless. My stylist Ami Patel helped through the process and styled my entire trousseau.”

Talking about the venue, Kajal added, “We toured all of Maharashtra; checked out hotels in Alibaug, Lonavla and even vineyards at Nashik. We finally decided to book The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai which is close to home.”

kajal gautam wedding album Kajal and Gautam pose for their first photoshoot post the wedding. (Photo: Gautam Kitchlu/Instagram)

The wedding was an amalgamation of two cultures. Speaking about her ceremony, Kajal told Vogue, “My side of the family is typical Punjabi, and my husband is half-Punjabi, half-Kashmiri. We wanted to make it very special and tried to incorporate both sides of our rituals and culture.”

Post the wedding, Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu took to their Instagram handles and shared several glimpses from their D-day. In one of the captions, Kajal wrote, “In our Punjabi meets Kashmiri wedding, we just had to include #Jeelakarrabellam జీలకర్రాబెల్లం – a tribute to both Gautam and my individual relationships with South India! In a Telugu wedding, Jeelakarra Bellam signifies the union/marriage of the bride and the groom. Jeelakarra (cumin) and bellam (jaggery) are made into a thick paste and put on a tamalapaku (betel leaf). The bride and the groom put it on each other’s head while the purohit chants mantras from the Vedas. The bride and the groom look at each other only after this ceremony is completed and this auspicious ceremony signifies that the couple will stay together in bitter and sweet times.”

kajal gautam wedding ceremony Gautam is a Kashmiri and Kajal is a Punjabi. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Kajal’s sister Nisha Aggarwal wrote an emotional note for the newlyweds. It read, “As you begin this new journey in life, let it be fantastic, crazy, wonderful, unbelievable and unforgettable. May your life together be full of love and your love full of life.”

kajal gautam wedding Nisha Aggarwal shared this click of her sister and brother-in-law. (Photo: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram)

Kajal Aggarwal also expressed gratitude to designer Anamika Khanna for creating her wedding outfit. She wrote, “My dearest @anamikakhanna.in loved every tiny detail of this gorgeous garment. Thank you for all your hard work, intricacy, attention to detail and most importantly all the love that you put into this piece of art that I wore on my most important day. @anamikakhannabridal”

Anamika replied, “Thank you Kajal , it’s these emotions that make every minute of the work worth it. So proud that we could add joy to your special day.”

kajal gautam wedding dress Kajal Aggarwal wore an Anamika Khanna creation on her wedding day. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Kajal Aggarwal had also shared a click prior to the main ceremony. She captioned it, “Calm before the storm,” giving a sneak peek into her wedding look.

In the Vogue interview, she said, “For our family and friends who couldn’t make it, we customised beautiful hampers by Izhaar by Core Designs. My mum curated the invitation on parchment paper scrolls along with goodies like cheese boxes, dried fruits and chocolate barks for the 40 odd guests who would be part of the festivities. My wedding photography is a gift from Joseph Radhik.”

kajal gautam wedding news Kajal Aggarwal shared several clicks from her wedding. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

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Chooda ceremony

In the morning of October 30, Kajal Aggarwal was snapped leaving her house along with her mother. This was after her chooda ceremony, which probably happened along with her haldi ceremony. She was seen wearing a cloth on her wrist to cover her chooda. Both Kajal and her mother happily posed for the shutterbugs.

kajal aggarwal wedding ceremonies Kajal Aggarwal was clicked post her chooda ceremony. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) kajal aggarwal wedding day mother Kajal Aggarwal posed with her mother on her wedding day. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

35 pictures from Kajal’s wedding festivities

Chunni ceremony

The Punjabi ritual was performed by Gautam’s brother and brother-in-law. “Anita (Dongre) is a very dear friend, and she went the extra mile to customise designs of the architecture of Gautam’s and my favourite villa, and also included my favourite flowers. The entire lehenga was made into a beautiful story,” Kajal told Vogue.

By the look of her attire, Kajal’s chunni ceremony and Gaur puja happened simultaneously.

Gaur Puja

Kajal was a splendid sight at her Gaur Puja too. As part of the Maharashtrian ritual, the bride worships goddess Parvati hoping for a happy and prosperous married life.

Sharing clicks from the ceremony on Instagram, Kajal thanked designer Anita Dongre who created her lehenga. She wrote, “My dear @anitadongre thank you for this exquisite lehenga conceptualised and custom made keeping in mind the architecture, serenity and beauty of @villadestelakecomo 😍 truly appreciate all that you’ve put into it and your personal investment of time and energy. Grateful for having you as a friend!”

kajal aggarwal wedding photos gaur puja Kajal Aggarwal’s dress for Gaur Puja was designed by Anita Dongre. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal gaur puja wedding photos Another photo from Kajal Aggarwal’s Gaur Puja. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Haldi ceremony

Kajal Aggarwal’s haldi ceremony was held at her residence in Mumbai on October 29. She shared a candid click from her haldi ceremony, where she was seen getting smeared with haldi. She was also snapped shaking a leg outside her house, while meeting and greeting guests.

haldi of kajal aggarwal Kajal Aggarwal shared pictures from her pre-wedding functions. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal The bride-to-be wore a yellow ensemble along with floral jewellery. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Kajal Aggarwal pre wedding Kajal was photographed dancing during her pre-wedding festivities. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) nisha aggarwal Kajal Aggarwal wedding photos Kajal’s sister Nisha Aggarwal was clicked at her haldi ceremony. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Kajal Aggarwal wedding mother Kajal’s mother at the haldi ceremony. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

In several Instagram posts, Kajal Aggarwal revealed her look from her haldi ceremony. She wrote, “This custom Chanderi weave was specially created with motives that were resonating with @kitchlug and me 💖 also the proceeds from this garment go towards educating a girl child Under gift a smile programme😊 For my haldi*”

In some pics, Kajal is sporting her covered chooda, hinting that her chooda ceremony also took place the same day.

kajal aggarwal wedding photos haldi album Kajal Aggarwal had a lot of fun during her haldi ceremony. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal wedding haldi photos Kajal Aggarwal had a lot of swag during her photo shoot. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal wedding photos haldi ceremony Kajal Aggarwal was a beautiful sight on her haldi ceremony day. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal haldi album wedding photos Kajal Aggarwal stuck a cool pose for the shutterbugs. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Mehendi ceremony

Kajal Aggarwal applied heena a day before the main mehendi ceremony. She told Vogue, “I was pretty clear that I wanted to enjoy the main celebration when the others were getting henna applied. So, I got my mehendi applied a day prior with my girls around me.”

The actor shared a click from her mehendi ceremony on Instagram. In the photo clicked by Stories by Joseph Radhik, the actor was seen flaunting her mehendi adorned hands.

kajal aggrwal mehendi photos Kajal Aggarwal shared a click from her mehendi ceremony on Instagram. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Kajal Aggarwal preps for mehendi ceremony, see photos

Satsang

Kajal Aggarwal revealed to Vogue that the pre-wedding ceremonies began on an auspicious note with a Radha-Krishna satsang (prayer). According to her, the living room was “transformed using red and pink flowers and foliage to make it look like Vrindavan garden.”

Kajal took to her Instagram handle and revealed that her red and white ensemble which she wore on the satsang was designed by Varun Bahl.

kajal aggarwal wedding photos satsang Kajal Aggarwal chose a red and white ensemble for the Radha-Krishna satsang puja. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal wedding photos album satsang Varun Bahl designed Kajal Aggarwal’s satsang outfit. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Bachelorette party

Kajal Aggarwal and sister Nisha Aggarwal also shared photos from the actor’s bachelorette party. Kajal was seen sporting a sash that read, ‘Bride-to-be.’

kajal aggarwal wedding Kajal Aggarwal beaming with joy at her bachelorette party. (Photo: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal pre-wedding Kajal Aggarwal poses with her sister at the bachelorette party. (Photo: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal pics Kajal and sister Nisha sport bunny ears at the bachelorette party. (Photo: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal photos Kajal shared this solo photo from her bachelorette party. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Pre-wedding festivities

As the pre-wedding festivities started, Kajal Aggarwal posted photos of herself and soon-to-be husband Gautam Kitchlu. The photos shared on the festival of Dussehra also featured Kajal’s family members.

kajal aggarwal marriage Kajal and Gautam during their pre-wedding festivities. (Photo: Nisha Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal pics This was Kajal and Gautam’s first official picture shared on social media. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

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Engagement and roka ceremony

Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu had their engagement ceremony in June. Kajal on Monday shared clicks from her engagement. Along with the photos, she shared a thank-you note for fashion designer Manish Malhotra. It read, “My dearest @manishmalhotra05 thank you for getting your team to create this beautiful saree for me, all the way back in June, bang in the middle of the thick of the lockdown – when nothing was even possible. I truly appreciate all your effort, hard work and the warmth with which you were a part of my engagement. Lots of love.”

kajal aggarwal gautam kitchlu pics Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu at their engagement ceremony. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal gautam kitchlu engagement Looks like Kajal and Gautam followed all safety norms on their engagement day. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram) kajal aggarwal gautam kitchlu wedding engagement photos Kajal Aggarwal looked vibrant in yellow at her engagement ceremony. (Photo: Kajal Aggarwal/Instagram)

Who is Gautam Kitchlu?

As soon as Kajal Aggarwal announced her wedding, fans wanted to know more about her fiance Gautam Kitchlu. Gautam is an entrepreneur who runs an e-commerce company called Discern Living.

Wedding announcement 

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Kajal Aggarwal’s wedding announcement came as a surprise to her fans. She shared a note on social media which read, “It gives me immense joy to share that I am getting married to Gautam Kitchlu, on October 30, 2020 in Mumbai, in a small, private ceremony surrounded by our immediate families. This pandemic has certainly shed a sobering light on our joy, but we are thrilled to start our lives together and know that all of you will be cheering us on in spirit. I thank you for all the love you have showered upon me over the years and we seek your blessings as we embark upon this incredible new journey. I will still continue doing what I cherish the most – entertaining my audience – now, with a whole new purpose and meaning. Thank you for your unending support.”

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